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    Today, 11:09 AM
    NOE's bullet design program puts this similar bullet at .28 BC. There is no velocity range given, but with other bullets of theirs that I have compared it seems like that is a G1 BC for low velocity ranges like 1400 fps and less. The BC drops as...
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    01-24-2023, 09:28 PM
    Look up the differences between foundry type and monotype. Many times foundry gets sold as mono and the seller and the buyer are happy. Foundry are solid blocks with a half round groove. Monotype is generally hollow blocks and square grooves....
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    01-17-2023, 04:00 PM
    I have shot a bunch of it. It is a little bit too much to shoot a bunch out of a nice vintage revolver. The pressure is fine, but recoil is recoil and that much recoil will make even a Model 10 develop endshake. Ask me how I know. It is a good...
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    01-14-2023, 10:24 AM
    44 Mag rifles seldom shoot revolver loads well and usually you need to load special ammo for the rifle. Rifle barrels are usually 431-.432 and lead like crazy with a 429-430 bullet like you use in your revolver. Ammo loaded with 431-432 bullets...
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    01-03-2023, 09:40 AM
    mnewcomb59 replied to a thread My life is complete. in Leverguns
    The good thing about that gun is the lever throw is probably really short like a 22. The other good thing is.... well, I can't think of anything right now.
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    12-29-2022, 08:10 PM
    Copper will cause a work-hardening effect. Lead and tin are the same hardness the entire time they are mushrooming, and the mushroom is just as soft as the shank. Lead and tin will most often fold the mushroom against the shank of the bullet. ...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check